- Associated Press - Sunday, March 3, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Seacrest can tell you lot about the evolution of “American Idol” over the past 12 seasons, but the host is a bit more reluctant to discuss the evolution of his relationship with actress Julianne Hough.

When asked by The Associated Press if there was a wedding date in his future, Mr. Seacrest casually responded, “Are you getting married?”

Mr. Seacrest and Mr. Hough have been together since the spring of 2010.

After a few playful rounds of “Are you?” banter on the subject, he decided to call it a day.

Mr. Seacrest made the comments Friday while promoting “Idol Across America,” a relay of the “American Idol” microphone across the country, taking a page from the Olympic torch relay.

As for the prospect of the microphone making it in one piece, Mr. Seacrest said that if not, “I’m sure there’s one in a holster standing by if it breaks.”